Pier


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Pier

A man made structure extending from the shore against which vessels may lie to load or unload cargo.
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Take between where I'm going to build my pier and the old pier.
They'll be done by the time the pier is ready for them.
A skiff, however, lay beside the pier, with some seamen sleeping on the thwarts; this, as Ransome told me, was the brig's boat waiting for the captain; and about half a mile off, and all alone in the anchorage, he showed me the Covenant herself.
George's mind, as he paced the pier, was divided between the beauties of Nature and the forthcoming crisis in his affairs in the ratio of one-eighth to the former and seven-eighths to the latter.
As the girl passed on into the shadow of the pier he leaned farther over the rail, and his neck extended in joints like a telescope.
The matter is," replied D'Artagnan, "that I can see upon this pier neither inspector nor sentinel nor exciseman.
Weren't you a little shaky by Southend Pier one day, and wanted to be thrown overboard?
A great viaduct runs across, with high piers, through which the view seems somehow further away than it really is.
But if Langland did not rise high in the Church, he made himself famous in another way, for he wrote Piers the Ploughman.
Piers himself became and continued an ideal for men who longed for a less selfish and brutal world, and a century and a half later the poem was still cherished by the Protestants for its exposure of the vices of the Church.
On a thousand bridges and piers shall they throng to the future, and always shall there be more war and inequality among them: thus doth my great love make me speak!
Meanwhile, upon questioning him in his broken fashion, Queequeg gave me to understand that, in his land, owing to the absence of settees and sofas of all sorts, the king, chiefs, and great people generally, were in the custom of fattening some of the lower orders for ottomans; and to furnish a house comfortably in that respect, you had only to buy up eight or ten lazy fellows, and lay them round in the piers and alcoves.